the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adj. Of or pertaining to extension.
adj. Capable of extension; ductile; tensible.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
Of or pertaining to tension: as, tensile strength.
Capable of tension; capable of being drawn out or extended in length or breadth; tensible.
In musical instruments, producing tones by means of stretched strings.
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adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
adj. of or relating to tension
"According to Mr. Jurgensen, "Drawing on his own work at a sewing machine, Mr. Fisher decided to drape the legs in tensile fabric, which becomes taut when crew members pop out a series of knobby" polyps "inside the frame.""
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